I, Tina Setting & Symbolism

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Anna Mae Bullock, later to be known as Tina Turner, was born in Nut Bush, TN, November 26, 1939.

Izear (Ike) Luster Tuner was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on November 15, 1931.

When Tina moved from Tennessee to live with her mother in St. Louis, she met Ike Turner who was the leader of the Kings of Rhythm band.

The Kings of Rhythm played in both St. Louis where they were popular with the white kids and in the rougher city of East St. Louis, IL, where the black kids came to seem them.

After a modicum of success, Ike insists that he, Tina and the sons move to Los Angeles where he feels he can become a big star.

Ike and Tina's first engagements in Las Vegas were at sleazy lounges. Later, they opened for Elvis Presley at the International.

"Mountain High," Tina's first solo recording was a flop in the US but...

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